Sabra sheds some SNF assets but remains ‘bullish’ long-term
Aug 05, 2022
Sabra Healthcare’s skilled nursing share has fallen to its lowest point in five years, but the real estate investment trust has no plans to let its skilled segment become a minority player, CEO Rick...
Providers both relieved and angry after CMS changes course on pay rates, extends phase-in period
Aug 01, 2022
Although many skilled nursing providers let out a sigh of relief after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a 2.7% net pay increase for SNFs in 2023 on Friday, others were still expressing...
Sabra dropping some nursing homes to invest more in senior housing and behavioral health
May 06, 2022
Sabra Health Care REIT is actively reducing its dependency on skilled nursing facilities by broadening its asset holdings to include more senior housing and behavioral health facilities.
Sabra Healthcare REIT’s operators are beginning to see occupancy rebound as staff members start coming back in “droves,” after slightly declining through the end of 2021 due to the rise of the omicron...
Sabra operators eyeing vaccine mandate as workforce threat or recruiting tool
Nov 05, 2021
While just 40% of operators running facilities in the Sabra Health Care REIT issued a self-imposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the company reported on Thursday that 80% of its operators’ overall workforce...
Labor problems, delta variant impeding SNF census recovery, Sabra finds
Sep 15, 2021
The COVID-19 delta variant has stunted occupancy growth within the skilled nursing/transitional care portfolio for Sabra Health Care REIT, executives reported Monday.
Labor issues the ‘biggest challenge’ for Sabra, occupancy recovery
Aug 06, 2021
Labor pains worsened by pandemic conditions could threaten positive strides made in occupancy by skilled nursing operators under the Sabra Health Care REIT umbrella, warned the company’s top executive...
Matros predicts CMS will take phased approach to PDPM cuts
May 07, 2021
Sabra Health Care REIT CEO and Chairman Rick Matros predicted Thursday that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will take a temperate approach if it hits skilled nursing operators with a reimbursement...
Sabra CEO squashes enthusiasm for home health upending skilled nursing, despite pandemic trends
Feb 24, 2021
Executives with Sabra Health Care REIT don’t expect some stakeholders’ recent shift of focus from skilled nursing to home care to be a permanent change for the long-term care industry.
SNFs need more coronavirus testing to move toward normalization, Sabra CEO Matros says
Nov 09, 2020
Effective and rapid COVID-19 testing — and not just a vaccine — will put skilled nursing facilities back on a path toward normalization after being ravaged by the public health crisis, according to...